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Heart Sutra
  • Korea
  • Heart Sutra, 1200s, Koryo dynasty (918–1392)
  • Where object was made: Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya, South Korea
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 234 x 542 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/16 x 21 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 362 x 660 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 26 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 30 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0037
Description
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Exhibitions

The Tripitaka Koreana (Goryeo Palman Daejanggyeong) is the oldest and most complete extant collection of Buddhist sutras in East Asia. It was carved onto 81,258 woodblocks in 1237-1248 (during the Goryeo dynasty, 918-1392) and is housed at Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya in South Korea. (See official online database, http://kb.sutra.re.kr/ritk_eng/intro/introSutra.do)